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Archive for January, 2013

Traveler Feedback

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Nothing makes us happier than hearing back from our travelers, especially when we’re planning to return to a destination. Our perennially popular Africa’s Wildlife tour always brings great responses, which is why we keep going back. Here’s what some of the UW alumni and friends had to say about their experiences on our Africa tours:

  • This is my first experience with UW Alumni Tours and I totally recommend this trip for anyone – Amazing! Christine Hanley, UW Friend
  • Outstanding first safari trip! Herb Berry ‘72
  • This was a trip of MANY great memories, but seeing animals in their native habitat that we have previously only seen in captivity was the GRANDEST memory. Connie Kinyon ‘94 and Stephen Torgesen ‘67

Africa’s Wildlife offers the opportunity to see lions and elephants, giraffes and wildebeest up close in their natural settings. From the thundering majesty of Victoria Falls to the wide plains of the Lower Zambezi, this tour brings you Africa at its most scenic. It’s a can’t-miss voyage for any nature lover.

Check out this slide show of photos from previous UW Alumni Tours Africa adventures!

Planning your 2014 travel? See where we can take you at UWalum.com/tours. Space is available on 2013 and 2014 excursions.

The benefits of booking early

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Travel brochures are expensive. Full-color printing, first-class postage—it can really add up. That’s why some travel companies offer discounts to travelers who can commit to a tour early. AHI Travel—one of our partners offering early-registration savings—specializes in providing educational travel experiences that let you soak in the culture and history of your destination. Book by Feb. 12 and UWAA members save an additional $250 on the following fantastic tours (get the promo code):

One of the stops on the Grand Danube Passage tour is Belgrade's St. Sava Cathedral.

Belgrade’s St. Sava Cathedral, one of the architectural treasure’s you’ll experience on the Grand Danube Passage tour.

  • Apulia: Enjoy the age-old atmosphere and fresh flavors of Italy’s storied South. Featuring visits to three UNESCO World Heritage sites, this tour is limited to 36 travelers to insure each group member gets the most out of the trip. You can also “double up” with the Sorrento trip to experience two unique faces of Italy for a single airfare!
  • Grand Danube Passage: Cruise through the heart of Europe and see marvelous Old World capitals, beautiful churches, picturesque villages and incomparable Danube River landscape.
  • Pearls of Antiquity—Istanbul to Athens: From the bustling metropolis of Istanbul to the ancient ruins of Mycenae, explore the ancient treasures of the eastern Mediterranean.
  • Sorrento: Whether you experience this trip by itself or in tandem with the Apulia tour, this is an excellent opportunity to savor the culture and cuisine of Italy. Visit the famed ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii, view the renowned Amalfi Coast and sample delicious, authentic mozzarella at a local cheese farm.

Don’t miss this chance to save on these unforgettable journeys—sign up today!